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Issue 1, 2008
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Advancing beyond current generation dye-sensitized solar cells

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The most efficient dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have had essentially the same configuration (nanoparticle TiO2 sensitized with [Ru(4,4′-dicarboxy-2,2′-bipyridine)2(NCS)2] in contact with I3/I) for the last 17 years. In this article we outline the strategies for improving each of the three major photo-relevant components of a DSSC, review literature reports consistent with these strategies and suggest future directions. Finally we explore the potential of future generation DSSCs for advancing energy-conversion performance.

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The article was received on 09 Jun 2008, accepted on 24 Jun 2008 and first published on 08 Jul 2008

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B809672D
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2008,1, 66-78
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    Advancing beyond current generation dye-sensitized solar cells

    T. W. Hamann, R. A. Jensen, A. B. F. Martinson, H. Van Ryswyk and J. T. Hupp, Energy Environ. Sci., 2008, 1, 66
    DOI: 10.1039/B809672D

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